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Israel strikes kill dozens in Gaza as toll tops 670

AFP , Wednesday 23 Jul 2014
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A woman overcome by emotion weeps after seeing the body of a loved one, on the sixteenth day of the war in Gaza, at the Shifa hospital morgue, in Gaza City, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. (AP Photo)
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An Israeli air strike on the northern Gaza Strip killed five people on Wednesday evening, medics said.

Earlier, Israeli tank fire killed five people, including two children, in southern Gaza, emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said, as Wednesday's body count reached at least 47 Palestinians.

A series of other strikes and shellings throughout Gaza brought the total number killed from 16 days of conflict between Israel and Hamas to 678 Palestinians, according to figures from Qudra.

Another air strike on Wednesday killed a two-year-old girl, Qudra said.

Early on Wednesday, the military announced two soldiers had been killed in fighting the night before.

Rights groups have said that more than 80 percent of Palestinians killed have been civilians, with Gaza-based NGO the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights saying more than 90 were women and more than 160 children.

*This story was edited by Ahram Online.

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